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Tretter Collection Administrative Records

Identifier: Tretter-1

Scope and Content

This collection contains the administrative records of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT studies. Material includes items such as planning documents, conference records, Advisory Board agendas and meeting minutes, exhibition planning materials, exhibition didactics, annual reports, loan agreements, collection planning and donation records, coverage of collection and exhibitions, copies of Tretter Letter-- the newsletter of the collection, Faces of Tretter administrative materials and photographs.


  • Creation: 1982-2015


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT studies is named for its founder, Jean-Nickolaus Tretter. Tretter began a personal collection in 1979 with the 10th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. In 2000, he donated the collection to the University of Minnesota Libraries in an effort to provide the collection with greater resources for preservation, new acquisitions and to provide greater access to collection materials. The mission of the Tretter Collection is to provide a record of GLBT thought, knowledge and culture for current and future generations. The scope of the Collection is global, with materials in 58 different languages. Jean-Nickolaus Tretter served on staff for the collection until 2011. The material in the Tretter Collection Administrative Records chronicles the work of the Tretter Collection and its staff since its acquisition by the University of Minnesota Libraries to the present.


11 boxes (9.75 linear feet)


The Tretter Collection Administrative Records collection contains organizational records on the day to day operations of the collection, Advisory Board agendas and meeting minutes, exhibit materials, planning documents for Faces of Tretter campaign and copies of the Tretter Letter.

Source of acquisition

The Tretter Collection was donated to the University of Minnesota in 2000 by Jean-Nickolas Tretter.

Related Materials

"Faces of Tretter" Event Records, 2007-2009

Jean-Nicholaus Tretter Collection

Processing Information

Processing efforts completed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society by Kimberly Arleth.

Tretter Collection Administrative Records, 1982-2015
Kimberly Arleth
March 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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